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Smuggled rice, boat missing from Zamboanga port


About P9-million worth of smuggled rice has gone missing —along with the motor launch carrying it— three days after it was intercepted by the Philippine Navy here.

Posted: December 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Zamboanga City rehab seems to be ‘too slow’

US Ambassador Philip Goldberg said rehabilitation efforts in the city, particularly a resettlement program for residents displaced by a terror attack by followers of Moro leader Nur Misuari and the armed government response, were moving slowly.

Posted: November 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Zambo mayor halts construction of houses pending probe into quality of materials

Zamboanga City Mayor Maria Isabelle “Beng” Climaco-Salazar (left). INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar has ordered a stop to the construction of houses under the Z3R (Zamboanga City Roadmap to Recovery and Reconstruction) program after a section of a house being built collapsed last Sunday.

Posted: November 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Human Rights Victims Claims Board: Where the elderly pour out their pain

THIS PHOTO of police brutality on protesters is among those displayed in the exhibit, “Himagsik at Protesta,” put up by Karapatan at the University of the Philippines Library until Sept. 21 for the 40th anniversary of the declaration of martial rule. PHOTO REPRODUCTION BY TONETTE OREJAS

Outside a dull, unremarkable building at the University of the Philippines (UP) in Quezon City, a line of weary, graying folk brave the heat and the long wait to tell their stories from four decades ago.

Posted: September 28th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Zamboanga free gas goes to dad with no car, another who’s dead


In this city, among the perks of being a councilor is free gasoline.

Posted: September 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »